Does it feel like we are turning a leaf to you? It feels like that to me, so grateful, though we are still dealing with significant restrictions around here.

I know some are feeling burnt out with all pandemic related topics and impact.

I know some are enjoying aspects of the temporary new normal.

I know some are still getting their bearings as this thing threw them for a loop.

I know some days are better than others.

I know most are wondering what the future brings…

Regardless of where you are, and you have your own spectrum, it’s all good. It’s part of your own Journey… As I’ve been writing, the key is to find the good in this for you and how to make that work even better for you…

Do you miss in-person contact? I’m sure you do.

Do you miss getting about? I’m sure you do.

Do you miss not having access to things that make life richer and easier? I’m sure you do.

Is the amount of screen-time zapping your energy? I’m sure it is.

Just like I’m sure you miss other things as well. Or worse, you’ve been impacted in more significant ways. Yes, this thing has not been easy.

But are you going to let it define your existence? Are you going to let it kick you in the teeth? It doesn’t have to. Things happen, we survive them, we even become better because of them. That’s the Human Experience we signed up for! This is the point…

So, our batch of experiences included 911, the market crash of ‘08, the pandemic of 2020 to name a few, and who knows what else is in store for us. Not claiming to enjoy crisis, but hey they give us life content to work with…

What are you doing with your experience? You don’t have to be the next Elon Musk, Bill Gates, and such people that revolutionize the world (all politics aside). Though you can be if that is what’s burning in you. I’m talking much simpler than that. I’m talking about you becoming your better you through this… You 2.0. Taking this opportunity to up your game…

You don’t have to tackle that massive project you’ve been putting off.

You don’t have to declutter your whole house.

You don’t have to do, whatever you think you have to do, that you don’t want to do… LOL

This is not about doing… I think the more enthusiastic among us might be getting this confused…

This is about Becoming… This is about how we show up differently, how we lead differently, how we create, and co-create, differently…

This is about starting again differently. For those of you dying to go back, please stop that! We do not want to go back!

We want to reStart… We want to go into a New Normal that is better than what we were doing before… This is the whole point… This is the reset button you’ve been waiting for, even if you didn’t know it… So, don’t miss it…

I’d really hate to see people throw away this opportunity to Be in their lives differently… To learn better Self-Mastery…

I’d love to see you be who you’ve longed to Be…

Feeling your feelings and being your full authentic self because of them… To not depend on any numbing…

Meditating or embracing a Quiet/Silence Practice, or some other form of mindfulness, if you believe meditation is not for you.

Owning your calendar and your time. Learning how to flow in your days with ease, joy, love and great results in all you put your mind to.

Expanding your self-care practice. If you still think you don’t have time, I challenge you to clean this script… Make the time! The same goes for the interests, the hobbies, the relaxation, the leisure, and like we call it in our house, the “lazy time”.

Trimming and honing your socializing with whom and on what inspires you. We are now in-touch, and long-distant-in-touch to boot, more than ever before!

Designing and creating a new lifestyle that honors and serves you. That flows from your values, priority, goals and mission… Then bringing this with you into the reopening, into your New Normal…

This is your chance to set up what you want…

This is your chance to influence and impact…

This is your chance to course correct, pivot, or just align more…

I implore you to take on this perspective and don’t merely survive this pandemic and this shutdown…

ASSIGNMENT: Let’s get a grip and start creating what we want and how we want to be!

~~ Select 3 areas you want to focus on decoding and mastering, i.e.:




~~ Select 1 tactic for each that you’ll integrate now into your lifestyle, i.e.:

Wellness – meditating, journaling, taking supplements, exercising, eating low carb and intermittent fasting, doing skin care regimen, keeping a gratitude ledger

Relationship(s) – starting the day aligned, staying in touch, connecting for lunch, doing the little things, having intentional dinner, being courteous and mindful, doing Appreciations, having a nighttime ritual, planning fun dates

Finances – knowing your numbers, staying current, having a place for important documents and sharing access, having clear goals, having a debt reduction strategy, having a savings system, having an investment partnership

~~ Schedule an action for each into your calendar now! Then keep taking actions to master that tactic. Move on to another one once the first is completed or integrated.

And, this is how you design and create the life you want and how you want to show up now that you can bring into your New Normal…

It doesn’t have to be complicated. New us 2.0, innovating for the future, and other such lingo can sound overwhelming… But all we are looking to do, is what we were supposedly always trying to do – have our Best Life!

It doesn’t have to be about creating a new world out there. It totally has to be about creating a New World with us…

Here are recent Blog posts for quick reference, for you to grab what fits your current state and situation…

9 Tactics for weathering your quarantine (lockdown)

5 Insights for your physical and mental health

Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional

Focus on building stamina and resilience

Ready for positiveness yet?

Do you know you create your reality?

Coping with healthy vs unhealthy habits

How to manage the fatigue

Having post trauma growth?

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Emma K. Viglucci, LMFT has been in the mental health field in varying capacities for the past 20+ years. She is the Founder and Director of a psychotherapy and coaching practice specializing in working with busy professional and entrepreneurial couples who are struggling getting on the same page and feeling connected.